Sales Management Team
Kapila SuriyarachchiGENERAL MANAGER - LIFE SALES
Kapila commenced his career with Softlogic Life as a Regional Deputy Manager in 2001. A loyal employee of the company since, he currently functions as the Deputy General Manager– Panadura SBU. He possesses eleven years of experience in Insurance and has earned a Diploma in Business Studies. He won the Best Regional Deputy Manager award in the years’ 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010. He won Runner-up for the same award in 2006. During his tenure with the Company, he has participated in many foreign and local training programs on Life Insurance, in India, Japan and Malaysia.
Sandamal HettiarachchiGENERAL MANAGER - LIFE SALES
Mr. Sandamal Hettiarachchi holds over twenty five years of experience in the Insurance Sector with special focus on Sales and Distribution. He is currently responsible for the Sales and Distribution Management of the Colombo Central Strategic Business Unit. Prior to rejoining Softlogic Life in 2014, he was attached to a Multi-National Insurance giant and was instrumental in setting up their life business in Sri Lanka. Under his leadership the aforesaid company achieved the highest industry growth in the Country, for 6 consecutive years. He started his professional career in the Aeronautical Field, and subsequently entered the Insurance Industry as a Sales Consultant and moved up the ladder to represent the Senior Management in Sales & Distribution. Incidentally, he is one of the few industry professionals to achieve the Head of Sales and Distribution, starting from the position of Life Sales Consultant
Susantha AbeytungeGENERAL MANAGER - LIFE SALES
Susantha Abeyatunge was awarded the Chartered Insurance Agency Manager (CIAM) status by LIMRA International USA. He is a fellow of the Life Underwriting Training Council (LUTC) – USA and holds a Diploma in Life Insurance Marketing – LUTC. He has completed the Financial Adviser’s International Qualification awarded by CII UK and is also a member of the AMTC.His work experience spans over thirty years in the Insurance Industry, having held senior positions in sales management. Before joining Softlogic Life, he worked at Ceylinco Life, Eagle Insurance, and Union Assurance PLC.
Lal HettigeDEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER - CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Lal was initially a research assistant at the National Aquatic Recourses Agency, Ministry of Fisheries (Sri Lanka) and then gained further exposure as an Inventory Analyst at Alghanim Industries, a multinational group from General Motors –USA, in Kuwait. He opted for a career as an Executive Personal Assistant to the Managing Director, at El-Karaiji Corporation (KSA) Saudi, with a track record of HR management of over 5,000 multinationals. He then went on to serve as a Project Coordinator to Eppawala Phosphate and SLT Fiber Optic at Novel International Pvt. Ltd (Sri Lanka), an NGO collaboration with Feeport Mc. Moran (USA) and Tomen Corporation (Japan). Armed with exposure in multidisciplinary fields such as Marine, Automobile, IT, HR and Project management etc. He joined Softlogic Life as an Assistant Manager - Administration in 1999 and held subsequent positions of Manager - Administration, Manager - Credit Control and Manager - Policy Conservation, and now functions as the Assistant General Manager - Customer Relation Development.
Hiran GunawardenaDEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER – TRAINING & KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT
Having joined the Company in 2014, Hiran is responsible for all aspects pertaining to Training and Knowledge Management, which directly support the sales force of the Company. He counts for over seventeen years’ experience at Ceylinco Life, as well as ten years of military experience in the 8th Medium Regiment of the Sri Lanka Artillery. In his illustrious military career, he was Officer Cadet, Troop Commander 23 Med. Battery, Machine Gun Platoon Commander, Intelligence Officer 8th(RFT) Regiment, Acting Adjutant 8th (RFT) Regiment, HQ Battery Captain, 25 Med. Battery Captain. He was part of the military operations conducted in the North and East Operational Theater.
Priyashantha SiriwardenaDEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER - LIFE SALES
Priyashantha is currently responsible for the Sales and Distribution Management of the Havelock Central Strategic Business Unit as Deputy General Manager Life Sales at Softlogic Life Insurance PLC. Prior to joining Softlogic Life he had been working for AIA Insurance for 25 years.
He started his career at CTC Eagle Insurance as a propagandist in 2001. During his 25 years’ service at the same company he got promoted up to Deputy General Manager Life Sales / Planning and Business Development. He has achieved many awards including the two most prestigious awards categories, Managing Directors Special Award 03 times and member of “Hall of Fame” as The Best Regional Manager 2005.
While attending large no of major training programs overseas, at CEDEP/INSIAD – France AVIVA Leadership Programme, Middle Management Programme at the Indian Institute of Management ( IIMA ) Ahmadabad, FALIA – Japan, Post Graduate Diploma in Service Marketing in Netherlands, he has got immense exposure. With that he has produced many leaders and achieved number of business goals, awards and rewards.
He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from Buckinghamshire New University UK and has obtained Charted Insurance Agency Manager Degree from CIAM - LIMRA , Post Graduate Diploma in Service Marketing from Netherlands - Business school of Maastricht, Diploma in Marketing – Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, Diploma in Business Management – Institute of Management Specialist ( UK ).
He is an Alumni of Indian Institute of Management – Ahmadabad & Netherlands Maastricht Business School Alumni in Sri Lanka.
Soma HettiarachchiDEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER- LIFE SALES
Soma Hettiarachchi commenced his career as an Insurance Advisor and has held the positions of Financial Services Consultant, Team Leader, Team Manager, Regional Distribution Manager, Zonal Manager, Provincial Sales Manager, and has moved up to the position of Assistant General Manager for Kottawa SBU at Softlogic Life. He possesses twenty four years of experience in the Industry, and has been awarded the Best Regional Distribution Manager at Softlogic Life in 2008 & won the Runner- Up award in 2013. He has made an immense contribution in developing leaders in the Life insurance industry. Prior to joining the insurance industry, he worked as the Sales Manager in a reputed print media publication for six years. During his tenure at Softlogic Life , he has participated in many foreign and local training programs related to Life Insurance, including “Champions of Champions” Life Insurance Congress & ” Asia Pacific Life Insurance Congress” in Thailand at the Indian National Insurance Academy in Pune, and OLIS ( Japan).
Susil AtapattuASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER - LIFE SALES
Viranga GunathilakaASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER - LIFE SALES
Commenced his career as Business Development Associate in 1995 at Eagle Insurance. Joined Softlogic Life in 2002 as an Insurance Advisor holding the positions of Agency Supervisor, Team Leader, Agency Manager and progressed towards a field Operation Manager. He is currently working in the capacity of Assistant General Manager of Galle SBU.Possess over 23 years of experience in the industry. He has obtained his Degree in Business Administration from University of Ruhuna. Viranga has participated for training programs related to life insurance industry from the Indian National Insurance Academy in Pune
Chaminda WeerakkodyASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER - LIFE SALES
W L R WijesekaraASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER - LIFE SALES